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ShakeyflyJune 2nd, 2010, 11:41 am
Massachusetts

Posts: 11
Hello!

I was hoping that someone could help identify this bug for me. I really need to learn this stuff! The knowledge here is incredible!
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad - A.K. Best

Catching fish is as incidental to fishing as making babies is to #$%&ing. ~William Humphrey

Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women. - Jaws
GONZOJune 2nd, 2010, 1:00 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Ryan,

Your mayfly is an unusually dark male Stenacron spinner (Heptageniidae). The primary tip-off to its identity is the dark mark connecting cross veins in the forward portion of the forewing. This is one of the many genera/species sometimes called Light Cahills by fly fishers. The female spinners are sometimes called Salmon Spinners because of the bright pinkish-orange color of their abdomens (caused by underlying egg masses).
VinlflyfishJune 5th, 2010, 6:04 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
i need to get better with identifying flies all i do is look at the natural flies and create on like it do u no any sites with a guide to the flies

im only 14 so i dont worrie about that i started tieing flies 3 years ago and started fly fishing 2 years ago i woud use a bobber with my flies
on a altra lite rod
trout; a mans best friend
OldredbarnJune 5th, 2010, 6:33 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2600
[do u no any sites with a guide to the flies]

Your on it big fella...Just go and check out the insect section and Jason's wonderful photos of bugs...If only we had photo's like these when we started years ago...They blow the color plate section of Justin Leonards "Mayflies of Michigan Trout Streams" to shreads, but they were wonderful pre the new technology.

Spence

Once you check them out and have some serious questions just ask Gonzo or Taxon and they will explain it all to you...

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

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GONZOJune 5th, 2010, 6:37 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Hey Vinnie, I think I've seen your flies on Hacklehead.com. Keep up the good work, pal!

This site is great for those wanting to learn more about the flies that trout eat, although I'll admit that the "stuff" does pile up pretty deep at times--usually my fault. Roger (Taxon) has a great "intro" section on his website that might help (click on the "The Basics" when the homepage comes up):
http://www.flyfishingentomology.com/
And here are two hatch guides for PA that might (or might not) also help:
http://www.skyblueoutfitters.com/Fly_tying.html
http://www.djlflyfishers.org/hatches.htm


VinlflyfishJune 5th, 2010, 6:47 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
thanks mr.g

thanks alot those will realy help this year ill print them out thanks alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
trout; a mans best friend
GONZOJune 5th, 2010, 6:50 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
My pleasure, Vinnie. Don't try to learn everything at once. It's more fun when you take your time. Best wishes and good luck.
VinlflyfishJune 5th, 2010, 6:54 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
thank u
wheres bear camp
trout; a mans best friend
VinlflyfishJune 5th, 2010, 6:56 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
i have some flies on there
trout; a mans best friend
VinlflyfishJune 5th, 2010, 6:59 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
gonzo

what is a water boatman
trout; a mans best friend
VinlflyfishJune 5th, 2010, 7:05 pm
northern cambria

Posts: 42
wheres bear camp this summer im going up to sinimahoning to fish the Susquehanna and other rives and ykoff
trout; a mans best friend
ShakeyflyJune 7th, 2010, 6:14 am
Massachusetts

Posts: 11
Thank you so much for the responses and for the links to the fly fishing entomology.

So a Dark light cahill it is! lol
The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad - A.K. Best

Catching fish is as incidental to fishing as making babies is to #$%&ing. ~William Humphrey

Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women. - Jaws

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